NASA has given $5.6 million to the University of Massachusetts Lowell to build and test an imaging device to detect planets beyond our solar system that are capable of supporting life, officials said. The grant, the first of its size, will be going to the university’s Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology.
In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, UMass Medical School professor Raffi V. Aroian has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.
Students in UMass Boston's Urban Scholars Program are among those who have been invited to take part in a trial run of the offerings at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate before the museum opens next month.
The future is now at UMass Dartmouth’s bioengineering lab, where students and staff are working on things that were once the stuff of science fiction. And they’re doing it in a lab that allows them the space and equipment to do cutting-edge research in a field that’s the fastest-growing major at UMass Dartmouth.